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PREMIERSHIP STATISTICS from some different angles - March update.
by davidg3907 on 27 Mar at 14:26
At the commencement of the season I decided to look at some stats from slightly different angles, searching for a profitable trend slightly off the beaten track. The stats will be generic rather than team specific initially but may be segregated later in the season once more data has been collected. At the end of the season some will also be split into Home and Away format. BACKGROUND TO THE STATISTICS During the early part of the campaign a few unexpected results will ( and indeed did ) inevitably occur. Some of those may turn out not to be shocks as the season progresses and form settles but they need to stay in the statistics. However, a few things did come as a surprise. Let’s look at the stats and see what has developed as we are now 3/4 of the way..
Rosebery Handicap Trends
by Micko70 on 26 Mar at 17:22
The Rosebery handicap is usually run at Kempton Park on the same day is the Lincoln is being run at Doncaster. The race is run over 1m 3 furlongs and has been run on the All Weather Track since 2006, meaning the last race i have looked at in 2005 was run on the old turf course. I have looked at the last 10 runnings of the race and looked at 8 trends in total, those trends are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Distance, Course Form & Draw Any horse passing a 10 will score 5 points, a 9 will score 4 points, an 8 will score 3 points, 7 will score 2 points and any horse passing a trend with 6 scores 1 point. The final 48 hour decs are as follows - 6-2693 Fire Fighting(16) 4 9-10 Mark..
ATP Masters 1000 Miami
by undertherobe on 23 Mar at 20:50
Last week in Indian Wells saw it go to the form book with Novak Djokovic outlasting Roger Federer in the final to extend his lead at the top of the world rankings. Once again, we have an ATP 1000 event over the next week and a half, and this time we cross the United States onto the East Coast to take a look at the Miami Open which is the last hard court event on American soil until the ATP 250 in Atlanta at the end of July. History Between 1990 & 2004, this event was dominated by Americans with home players taking home 12 of the 15 tournaments played. Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Pete Sampras and Andy Roddick all winning at least one event. Since that period of American dominance, only Andy Roddick in 2010 kept the trophy in..
The Lincoln with a line through ratings
by meoldmate on 25 Mar at 22:54
I like many members, punters like to work a figure of some sort and back in the 90’s, I use to use timeform a fair amount, now I prefer the Racing Post ratings. Figures for working out your selection chances can work for you and against you. The figures you work with, must co-inert with the form of the horse, including ground, trip and class. Many of us, including myself, can get carried away, when a horse appears with a great rating and been dropped in class, thinking this is thrown in and should win at a very good price, hence the very good price by the bookies, as it’s form has deteriorated and possibly unreliable. So what I was thinking and thought would be great to look at is ratings from the first three home in past races of the Lincoln and..
Dubai World Cup day 2015 at Meydan
by tbuckley on 24 Mar at 00:37
Dubai World Cup day 2015 at Meydan Here it is at last!!! - this is what the racing season at Meydan has been all about, starting back in November right through to this Saturday March 28th, 19 fascinating Meydan race days leading to the glitz, the glamour and the mega rich equine festival that is the Dubai World Cup is now upon us and the incredibly stunning $2 billion Meydan racecourse is primed to host the richest days racing in the world. This season there will be an absolutely staggering US$30 million on offer in prize money split between the ultra high grade 9 race card, the Dubai World Cup itself is worth an incredible US$10 million, there are two races valued at $6million, two races at $2 million and 4 valued at $1 million prize money. Meydan is most definitely about..
Malaysian Grand Prix 2015
by Ralfie1982 on 25 Mar at 21:42
So Formula 1 Race 2. Is it boring? I dont know, will you get rich backing it in the early stages of the grand prix season i very much doubt it. SO! What have we learn't about the teams after race 1? Mercedes are in a League of their own, McLaren are so bad that Alonso might wish he was still unfit to drive, Ferrari look more competitive than expected, and the early season slagging match between Renault and Red Bull has started again. What do we know about the Malaysian circuit? There are two BIG DRS zones close together (the first on the start finish straight before 1st corner and the 2nd on the last straight before the final turn 15), this will point us to the cars with the better top speed such as Mercedes, Williams and Force..
Valero Texas Open ( PGA Tour ) 2015 Preview
by The rabbit on 22 Mar at 15:09
Jordan Spieth recently won the Valspar Championship and is competing this week in the Valero Texas Open which takes place at the AT&T Oaks Course, San Antonio and this tournament has been going for many years but the AT&T Oaks course only hosted it for the first time in May 2010. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 500 points. The present course has been the host since 2010 and the past five champions of this tournament with their final scores are - 2014 Steven Bowditch - 8 2013 Martin Laird - 14 2012 Ben Curtis - 8 2011 Brendan Steele - 8 2010 Adam Scott - 14 The Course The course is located in the Cibolo Canyons just north of San Antonio and was designed by Greg Norman with the help of Sergio Garcia. It is a par 72 and is about..
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